Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel used his private Gmail account to communicate with Attorney General Eric Holder during his time in the White House, according to the results of Freedom of Information Act request we filed. Though the Department of Justice has acknowledged just one email exchange with Holder using Emanuel's unofficial address, the disclosure raises questions about whether Emanuel may have sought to skirt the Presidential Records Act by conducting government business using Gmail rather than his White House address. (Or not. See the update below.)
Steve Jobs has cast Apple as the most pristine of tech giants, but his sanctimony sometimes backfires. Here, the CEO says Apple guards each use of private customer data—days before Apple partner AT&T exposed iPad customers' private information.